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Families- 
 
We are ending our year with a very fun author study! We are exploring the mystery of Harris Burdick while studying Chris Van Allsburg. The study will be half whole group with fun activities to engage the students and the other half will be exploring online read a louds and biographies. 
To make this seamless in the classroom it is extremely important that your student has headphones everyday! PLEASE ask your student if they are needing headphones or if they are remembering to bring them everyday.
 
* TODAY: your student will be coming home with a BRIGHT ORANGE permission form to watch Jumanji on the 30th to conclude our authors study. PLEASE sign this and return ASAP. 
No signature = No movie.
 
Thank you,
W
Parents- 
 
PLEASE ask your student if they are bringing their headphones to class daily. We are using them daily now and struggling to have enough headphones for each student when so many forget or don't have any. 
*If your student doesn't have headphones already please try to send them in their backpack asap.
Parents-
 
Please remember to send your students with their $5 "Moving Up" party money. 4th grade is still collecting and hoping to have it completed soon.
 
Thank you!

PARENTS,

I am still in need of volunteers for career day.

Presentations will be about 20 minutes long with 5 minutes of Q and A.

Ideally we would like to have a parent presenting in each room and the classes rotate from room to room.

If you are available or know someone that would be a great volunteer to present on their career please EMAIL ME ASAP.

Career day is Friday - May 11th starting at 10:15am

Parents- 
 
As your students are reading you should see them using a new method for understanding their text. Stop and Jots and soooo old news and now #HASHTAGS# are cool! 
 
-Students reading literary text will #TheMainEvent and put an Emoji to track their character's emotions. 
-Students reading informational text will simply #TheMainIdea
 
These new methods or strategies keep the students engaged, understanding, and tracking every change in the story. I have communicated to the students these are my "non-negotiable" strategies for the STAAR test. So the more practice at school AND at home will promote their growth. 
 
Thank you for your continued support!
 
-Mrs. W 
 
 
May 11th- Career Day; PLEASE if you or someone you know has a fabulous/interesting choice in career, seek their interest and availability to come speak to our kiddos on career day!!

UPDATE:

This is an extremely busy time of year, so if I don't send something out and you have questions- PLEASE don't hesitate for a second to contact me.

 

I want to let you know... this is definitely the push-comes-to-shove, last-quarter-mile, race-to-the-finish-line mindset kind of time. Your babies are HARD at work these days. I'm doing everything I can to make this test prep unit as authentic as possible, and I'm pretty pleased with the avenues we've been journeying. Real articles from Highlights magazines (both literary and informational,) STAAR question stems tailored to fit, and a Google App called PearDeck that enables me to get and give immediate feedback on kids' progress. 

 

We're back to daily SOCIAL STUDIES! And using mock NEWSPAPERS (what?!) to dig deeper in our reading, pull out evidence to support our thinking, and hone in on our vocabulary-in-context skills!  This is where the weekly spelling/vocabulary grades will be derived from. So... no "spelling lists (aka memorization of a series of letters)" and no isolated word work to study. We're sharpening our skills on using the context around unfamiliar words to help us gain meaning. On Monday/Tuesdays we make a list of 10 words from our newspapers, on Tuesdays/Wednesdays we focus in on the surrounding text to infer and further, chart word meanings, and on Wednesday/Thursdays we take an open note, multiple choice, tailor made but STAAR formatted vocabulary quiz. This isn't something to study, but if you'd like to have your kiddos brush up on the skill, pull out some manageable, grade appropriate text and have them practice inferring the meaning using context clues. They should also have at least 1-3 words per page within their library books that are challenging for them to 1.)pronounce or 2.)define in isolation. Have them whip those out (since that should really be the case anyway, every night for 20-30 minutes) and show what they know!

 

In writing- I have to be honest, it's all about composing reader's responses at the moment (from S.N.O.T. (small notes on text) to well formatted summaries,) but we will be venturing into our research unit soon though (even if we go at a snail's pace to get there). 

 

Important things/dates/reminders etc. to think about-

 

May 11th- Career Day; PLEASE if you or someone you know has a fabulous/interesting choice in career, seek their interest and availability to come speak to our kiddos on career day!!

May 14th- 3rd and 4th grade Math STAAR

May 15th- 3rd and 4th grade Reading STAAR

May 18th- FIELD DAY! (PLEASE return volunteer & lunch status forms that came home in Wednesday's folder ASAP)

May 22nd- 4th GRADE MOVING UP PARTY!! (Pictures for the slide show are DUE TODAY!!! emailed to me!)

May 25th- Texas TEA!

May 30th- End of Year parties

May 31st- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! ​

4th Grade student photos needed by *April 18th!

Dear 4th Grade Parents,
It’s that time to email your 4th Grade teacher 2 pictures of your student for the 4th Grade “Moving on Up” Slide Show on May 22nd. 
Guidelines:
1. Only 2 pictures will be accepted per student: 1 baby picture, 1 current picture.
2. Please send pictures of the student only, no family photos.
3. Please email the pictures to your student’s homeroom teacher. 
4. Due date for all photos will be April 20th. *I WILL BE OUT THAT DAY SO PLEASE HAVE THEM TO ME BY APRIL 18th. 
***If you have any questions, please contact your student’s homeroom teacher.

Parents- 
 
PLEASE ask your student if they are bringing their headphones to class daily. We are using them daily now and struggling to have enough headphones for each student when so many forget or don't have any. 
*If your student doesn't have headphones already please try to send them in their backpack asap.